Make sure you are taking the correct courses to accomplish your goals. If you are having doubts visit the Career Centre.
Students should be thinking about: - Communications - where am I going to find my resources. - When do I need to apply? - How do I apply? - What do I need to know about applying? (PEN Numbers, Payment, etc.) - Self-reporting (Dec and March report cards if a linear system school) - GPA University Admission Averages and 1st Applied, 1st Registered Universities and Colleges - Trades/Technology Advantages - Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries - Where to Find Financial Awards - Tests - LPI, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS - Opportunities - Enhancement Program
Attend Open Houses and Info Sessions - list is on the "Front Page" of this Career Centre Website. All applications to universities and colleges in Canada are available in October. Applying - you will need: -PEN Number -EducationPlannerBC.ca for BC universities and colleges. -Ontario Post-Secondary Schools - OUAC - use the 105D form - apply by mid-January for early admission if possible. -SAT Exams for U.S.A Post-Secondary Institutes - SDSS Reg No. 821085
Activate the Post-Secondary Information Choices Form (PSI Form) This form allows the Ministry of Education to send your Term 2 (mid-March) report card to BC universities and the final transcript (July) to any post-secondary institute you choose on the form. On this form put a check in the box for all BC institutes. If you have applied to an institute in another province or country you can designate this too.
Regardless if you activate this form, if a post-secondary school requests you to self-report your marks or to send an official sealed transcript (most are electronic now though) please do so. Term 1 is available in mid-December and Term 2 in mid-March on a linear system school.
UBC will be using Grade 11 marks, for the following September conditional admission if students apply before Dec. 1st. Students will then self-report their Term 2 Grade 12 marks in mid-March for admission confirmation.
Term 1 Report Post-secondaries OUTSIDE OF BC will, in most cases, use an early admission process based on the Term 1 (mid-Dec) report card.
Applications and Acceptance Emails Save the post-secondary registration number in a safe place – you will need it!
Remember, acceptance is always conditional upon graduating in July and maintaining good grades.
Students wanting to go to USA universities should have their applications in and their SAT’s booked or done by January.
Admission Deadline UVIC and SFU: February 28th UBC: January 15. If you wish to be considered for the major entrance scholarship or conditional acceptance based on your Grade 11 marks, please apply before Dec. 1st. Ontario Universities: Early admission apply by early January. Emily Carr University: January 15, application and portfolio. Deadlines vary per institute.
Accessing Your Personal Site (Login) on the Post-Secondary Institutes Website: Use the Post-secondary ID number issued to you and (most often) your birthdate. Some institutes, such as UBC have students create a personal site in order to apply.
Transcripts Students will start receiving emails and letters from universities, outside BC, asking for up-to-date marks. These 'outside of BC institutes' want your final Grade 11 and Term 1 Grade 12 marks (available mid-December) self-reported for early admission. Most post-secondary institutes do not want a paper transcript and use an online system. Please ensure you activate your “Post-secondary Information Choices” form to ensure your final transcript will be sent to the institute. It is your responsibility!
Awards applications are now being advertised. Most major Canadian university entrance awards have a January/February deadline. It is up to you to research scholarships. Look into places of employment, unions, financial institutions and organizations to which your parents and grandparents belong because these groups may offer an award. A website list is on this site at "Where to Look for Awards" under Financial Assistance.
Self-Reporting Self-report your Term 2 marks to the post-secondary universities which have this service. Your Term 2 will be viewable mid- March. Use your personal site (Login) on the universities' website to self-report.
School Awards and District Awards A list of the Community Awards, applications, and the District Award application are available after Spring Break. Very few awards are nominated so students must apply.
LPI (Language Proficiency Index Test) Since most students won’t know their final English 12 grade until the end of July it would be prudent to do a LPI test. The LPI is available at Kwantlen, Langara, and other post-sec institutes. Check the website.
Term 2 Marks are Released to Post-Secondary Institutes Your final Grade 11 and Grade 12 Term 2 marks (mid-March) are released to the universities by the Ministry of Education in late April to determine faculty entrance percentages and entrance awards. Your transcripts will be released by the Ministry of Ed. because you activated the online “PSI” form.
Conditional Acceptance from BC Universities BC universities offer "conditional acceptance" and a registration date based on your Term 2 marks. Remember acceptance is always conditional upon graduating and maintaining good marks. University and College admission percentages widely vary.
University and College Notification Universities and colleges will be sending out emails (usually through your login website) to notify students of procedures and registration times based on your transcript. All students planning post-secondary school must attend a registration meeting at their chosen post-secondary institute or webinar. Remember: 1. Pay the registration fee ($100 to $400 depending on the school and program) before your registration time. 2. Pay your Housing registration fee or start looking for basement suites and room-mates. 3. Make sure the LPI and/or TOEFL/IELTS tests are done if you need to do them. Most universities want Language results (TOEFL, ILETS etc.) by April and LPI results by mid July.